August 15, 2003
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Appleseed Cast streamlines sound on latest disc
How does a band follow up an album that makes them "America's closest answer to Radiohead?" Though that particular review in All-Music Guide may have been prone to hyperbole, Lawrence's The Appleseed Cast did face a daunting task following up 2001's sprawling "Low Level Owl Vol. 1 and 2." That double-disc set caught critics' and listeners' ears with ambitious soundscapes, cascading guitars and hypnotic tape loops. Love it or hate it, the records were a stunning, cohesive statement from an emo band coming into its own.